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i'm a newbie to precision rifles..i just came back from the range after trying out my new rifle and ss10x42 scope. looked at my scope and was saddened to see my new scope was marred up by the tps rings. what causes it? over or undertorqung? or something else? here are pics



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move your camera back...your pics are blurry.

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pics should be fixed now
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Did your scope move under recoil or did you move it? 
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it probably was moving from the recoil i assume.
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Looks like the scope moved under recoil, make sure your rings are snug.
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I have two sets of TPS rings. Both are have held scopes, neither has even left a scuff mark, let alone anything close to those marks in the pics.
 
Did you mount them "correctly"? If you'll look at the inside of the two ring halfs, you'll notice a small indentations, or slots on one side.
You MUST put them together with the top indentations matching the bottoms.
 
 
 
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There is a product out there called 3M Spray Adheasive that you can get in most any hardware store. Spray the inside of the rings, let dry and remount the scope. It will help eliminate ring marks and your scope will never slip again. Same concept was used years ago by Buehler and it worked great.
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yep they were indexed correctly with the marks on the same side. I dont know why it moved so badly, i guess i undertorqued the screws or something. it just sucks that the first day out my scope gets marred up. At least it wasn't a high dollar optic though
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Look at it as battle scares, just keep on truckin..........
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

Same concept was used years ago by Buehler and it worked great.
 
Good call on Farris Buehler, Roy, but this gents talking about his scope rings now.  Excellent 
 
 
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I have been using the Burris Signature Zee rings for several years.  One of the advantages to these rings is you never see what you are showing.  I hope you can get them cleaned up.  Good Luck
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